Hi all! For some reason Blogger won't let me comment if the comment box is embedded into your posts so please dont think I am being rude - I honestly cant comment on your wonderful creations which is soo frustrating! I can only comment if the comment box opens a new window. Hopefully all will be fixed soon! Rach :) x

Monday, 28 February 2011

Well I tried...

...and I tried pretty hard!!

Gran thought it was lovely and both her and Mam were impressed but I think after two days work it should have been more impressive than this but never mind.

Gran was rushed in to hospital last week because she was having trouble with her breathing and she had really low oxygen levels (it was 80 and should be 97-100!). Trying to tell her she needed to go in hospital was a nightmare though - at 80 year olds she lives on her own and still drives herself about - theres just no stopping her. So I thought the sentiment 'Take it easy Gran' was very fitting!

Anyway I saw this idea in a magazine last year sometime and after 2 hours of searching on the internet I could not find a tutorial or a close up photograph so it took me quite a while to make! I am no good at making boxes which is probs why it took so long lol.
                                         Well enough of my rambling this is what I used :
  • Penny Black's 'Baby Hammock' stamp -which I had to sort of alter because I didnt think the bear he was holding was appropriate so I rubbed the ink off with a tissue and drew the rest of the hammock in.
  • Promarkers
  • Forever Friends Spring Time backing paper
  • Purple card
  • Circle and scallop nesties 
  • Martha Stewart punch - Valentines present off the BF :) 
  • Wild Orchid Crafts roses with added Crystal stickles
I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

So Im off to finish my History assignment but will hopefully be back soon as I have finished another two cards this week (go me lol!!)

Hope you all have a good day!


Rachael xxx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Some more purple!!

Hi all!

I think I am seeing a bit of a colour theme going on here with purple birthday cards lol - its one of my favourite colours!!

This is a very very late birthday card that should have been sent last week but I had the awful stomach bug that weekend so am just getting round to doing it now - ooops!

I have used:

  • promarkers
  • LOTV I baked a cake stamp and circle sentiment stamp
  • Martha Stewart butterfly and new border punch (my naughty treat from QVC for passing both my math and education essays - woop woop!!)
  • Docrafts Henbury Lane purple dot paper
  • Circle and circle scallop nesties
  • glitter and gems

Bit of a close up lol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Will hopefully be back soon!!


Rachael xx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

First ever blog award!

And first post for February it seems too which is baaaad!

Well Iv seen this award going around blogland for a few weeks now and then guess what.....

The very lovely Rachel gave me this .....!!!

He he he how happy am I lol?!! I just want to say a mega big thank you to Rachel for this award and for being a really great blogging friend!

So there are a few rules that come with this award:
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? 'Ofcourse!' then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged. As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.

After much thought lol I managed to narrow it down to the following brilliant bloggers that fill me with inspiration every time I visit!!

Dena - Denas Stamping Corner
Sally B - Sally Bees cards and chat
Denise - The Crafty Den
Dawny P - Pink Piggy Wiggy
Sheila - Doubtfires Musings

So please check out their blogs and you may get as inspired as I do :)

I have actually made some cards this week so will hopefully be able to post them soon.

My new Martha Stewart punches arrived this afternoon so Im off to play!!


Rachael x x x